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Mugdock Reservoir

A reservoir lying within East Dunbartonshire, but on the border Stirling Council Area, the Mugdock Reservoir lies to the south of Mugdock and immediately to the northeast of Milngavie. Impounded by an earth embankment dam, it opened in 1859 and extends to an area of 22 ha (54 acres). This is the oldest of three reservoirs in the vicinity which draw water from Loch Katrine and supply it to Glasgow, the others being Craigmaddie Reservoir and Bankell Reservoir. These are at sufficient altitude that the water flows on to the city under gravity, without the need for pumps, having passed through Milngavie Water Treatment Works. Within Glasgow, water is stored in small local reservoirs, such as Cockmuir Reservoir in Springburn Park, and several prominent water towers. The scheme is operated by Scottish Water.


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